Ten Minute Sabbatical
Ten Minute Sabbatical

Ten Minute Sabbatical

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.

The Scientist Staff
Jan 1, 2021
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Note: The answer grid will include every letter of the alphabet.
BY EMILY COX AND HENRY RATHvON

I feel like healing is coming. 

I hope this marks the beginning to the end of a very painful time in

our history.

Sandra Lindsay, a critical care nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens, New York, after being among the first Americans to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer (December 14)  

Science and filmmaking are very close in one respect. It has to do with discovery, and it has to do with a sense of awe. If I didn’t have a sense of awe in every single one of my films, I wouldn’t work in this profession. And the same thing you find among scientists. They have exactly this incredible excitement.

Werner Herzog, speaking with NPR about his newest film, Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds (November 19)
ACROSS

6. Lily family member grown in Lisse, Holland 7 Japanese bean also called red mung
8. Tool providing a lawn with more oxygen
9. Grassy plain with few trees
11. Plants having no roots, stems, or leaves 12 Poison associated with 11-Across
14. Narcissus native to Spain and Portugal 16 Search for water with a "witching stick"
17. Inflorescence like a parasol
19. Tiny fruit of the duckweed family
21. Mexican sunflower's typical hue
22. Succulent yielding mescal 

DOWN

1. Volcano on whose slopes Sicilian milkvetch grows
2. Substance that promotes blossoming
3. Leaflike bract that anagrams to "the sap"
4. Shrub in a subgenus of rhododendrons
5. Mallow family herb with edible pods
7. Department established by Abraham Lincoln in 1862
10. Variety of daisy also known as marguerite
11. Pear from a French region
13. Wild apple with a Midwestern state in its name (2 wds.)
15. Situated on high ground, as some white asters
16. Abaxial, as the lower surface of a leaf
18. Spiky seed pod
20. The Garden of Earthly Delights setting 

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